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Hutchinson grass fire damages home

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) - A grass fire east of Hutchinson damaged one home and threatened three others Monday afternoon.

The Hutchinson Fire Department said in a news release crews responded to a grass fire in the in the 800 block of Barnes Lake Road around 2 p.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found an out-of-control grass fire that had extended to one home and threatened three others as well as multiple sheds.  

Fire Chief Steve Beer said the fire spread to a row of cedar trees which then jumped a driveway and spread into an adjacent wooded area.

Beer said the fire started after a homeowner was burning a small ditch that quickly got out of control. 

No one was hurt in the blaze 

Firefighters from the Hutchinson and Buhler Fire Departments fought the fire.


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